Blog / Roundup: Go concurrency, dumpster diving, Destiny 2 netcode, and fake Facebook profiles

November 24, 2017

Context API Explained - Charlie

https://siadat.github.io/post/context

This is from January but I only got round to reading it today. I’ve been interested in some of the Go concurrency features for a while and have enjoyed playing around with them for my concurrent 404 scanner project. The Context API is a key feature in coordinating concurrent work - this post is a good starter explanation.

What I learned from a year of dumpster diving - Elena T

https://medium.com/invironment/what-i-learned-from-a-year-of-dumpster-diving-in-australia-d6f509095a5b

According to this Australian dumpster diving pro, finding bad food is hard. She explains how her consumer decisions have changed after becoming used to looking at a supermarket’s bins before actually going inside.

The strange science of Destiny 2’s ‘uniquely complicated’ netcode - Charlie

http://www.pcgamer.com/the-strange-science-of-destiny-2s-uniquely-complicated-netcode/

Growing up playing online games in a rural area; multiplayer latency is an issue close to my heart. With Destiny 2, Bungie has branched away from the standard peer-to-peer setup to support the Destiny multiplayer experience. This is a nice write up of the new cross platform system; where it does well and the cases where it still falls short. There’s also this interested latency comparison table for different games.

Inside the fake Facebook profile industry - Elena T

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/special/sextorsion/en/index.html

This article takes apart a vast network of “online bandits” who use fake user profiles to hook people in and use the information they find for extortion. While this article describes fake female profiles, I know from personal experience that there are male profiles that try to bait people as well. This is part of the reason why my mother will never have a Facebook account if I have anything to do with it.

Track of the Week - Ben W

Anime soundtrack time. Today it’s the theme tune to “Shokugeki no Soma” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Wars!:_Shokugeki_no_Soma

Nano.ripe - Snowdrop